Ways to be Happy Alone

Some people are naturally happy alone. But for others, being solo is a challenge. If you fall into the latter group, there are ways to become more comfortable with being alone. Regardless of how you feel about being alone, building a good relationship with yourself is a worthy investment. After all, you do spend quite a bit of time with yourself, so you might as well learn to enjoy it.

Eating almond butter right out of the jar without fearing judgement, never having to compromise on what to watch on Netflix, sleeping diagonally taking up the entire bed…there’s a lot to love about living alone. But it’s not uncommon to feel lonely from time to time either. Sometimes, it can feel a little too quiet, especially if you aren’t living alone by choice. So these are some tips to help you with feeling better while living alone.

– Create morning and night routines you love.

When you live alone, there are often two times when you feel lonely -morning -when you’re lying in bed thinking of the whole day ahead, and evening -when you get home from work and aren’t quite sure how to fill your time. What helped me is having a routine. 

“Being alone is a state that can offer mental and physical freedom. A lot of people enjoy being alone,” “But actual loneliness is a feeling of isolation and emotional abandonment. It feels as though nobody’s there for you, nobody understands you and your feelings are not being considered.”

-You are in control of how you react.

Control yourself when it comes to reacting to loneliness. Sometimes for me personally, before I would start to cry and talk to myself about how I am lonely and don’t have anyone but that is not true. You have yourself and you need to find things that can help you stop that feeling of loneliness.

-Get outside

A change of environment can distract you and help dull the ache of loneliness.

Maybe you can’t work in your favourite cafe, enjoy brunch with friends, or join trivia night at your favourite brewery just yet. But getting out of the house can put you in the path of others and remind you that you aren’t alone in the world.

-Find your purpose

It’s a healthy passion for something that makes us feel life is worth living; a purpose, in other words. Finding or, more accurately, unearthing it helps give you direction, like putting a destination into Google Maps.

-Be your own good company, motivator and cheerleader

You spend more time with yourself than anyone else, so make sure you are good company.

-Fill your house with sound.

When you feel the vast empty space of loneliness beginning to press in from all sides, the power of sound can push it back.

  1. Music can boost your mood and motivate you, while audiobooks might provide distraction and a temporary escape.
  2. Podcasts and talk radio inform and entertain, and their conversational atmosphere can also create a sense of connection.
  3. A favorite TV show or movie can break the silence in a comforting way, even if you don’t sit down and watch it all the way through.

-Take a break from social media and make yourself feel like the main character in a movie.

Try waking up in the early morning and drinking coffee while watching through the window. Play slow music in the background and enjoy

Whatever troubles you are going through only represent a tiny dot on your line of life.

In one year, or five, it will matter less, or not at all.

You are stronger than you think.

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